Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
the first responders to superstorm sandy. we also know that some of the survivors from that storm will be front and center, right along the front line, to get a firsthand look at the parade. maybe get their mind what's been going on the last couple of weeks here. everyone who is part of the parade is wearing a red cross pin to remember those lost. and again, the work that continues as far as recovery is concerned. a big part of that work is getting back to normal. and nothing more normal, alex, than this parade on thanksgiving morning. back to you. >> jay gray, the plum assignment of the day. thank you, jay. >>> after a day's worth of watching the parades and football on tv, a long meal with your family and friends around the dinner table, you might be feeling the need to get away. joining me to discuss holiday travel deals is aaa's heather hunter. good morning, happy thanksgiving. >> good morning. happy thanksgiving. >> let's take a look first at aaa's bread and butter. so many are on the roads this weekend. i have to bring up video that will show people the 405 freeway in los an
Nov 22, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Nov 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
if the amazon web service went down cold. they could survive that with no down time. they knew what to do, sandy wiped out the entire east coast infrastructure and head a backup that could recon construct it with the touch of a button. this is the seriousness in which they took the data operation and on election day as the romney campaign's orca system, because the orca is the only thing that hunts the narwhal, as it went belly up on the beach, the obama campaign system worked. the day after the election the "new york times" reported, quote, the power of this operation stunned mr. romney's aids on election nature as they saw voters they never knew existed. it is one thing to say are you going to do it. it is another thing to get out there and do it, said brian jones, a senior adviser. at the end of the day the obama campaign's get out the vote registered 1.8 million new voters by knocking on doors and registered another 1.1 million through online campaigns including a groundbreaking facebook app that deserves a special word because it genuinely might reshape how campaigns run going forward. mich
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
cross buttons. >> yes. >> in honor of those affected by superstorm sandy. >> correct. >> the parade brings back hope? >> i hope so. it's a day for celebration, family and to be thankful for what we have. >> what are you thankful for? >> my family, great country i live in, being a clown in a parade. >> did you goat pick all of the makeup? do you like wearing the makeup? >> i love wearing the makeup. it's the only time i wear makeup all year long. >> sure about that? >> pretty sure about that. >> the good news is we're are going to have beautiful weather for the parade. temperatures in the 50s. we have sun shining. 16 giant character balloons, 28 float, 900 more of the things behind me which would be clowns, 11 marching bands, 1600 cheerleaders and dancers and 50 million spectators on tv and 3 million here on the streets of new york. >> steph, you're being modest because aren't you and your cohort in crime there al roker from "wake up with al" on a parade float yourself? >> no. i'm not going to be on a parade float. al, are you kicking off the parade? right? are you on a float? >> no.